Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Chick Magnet

The Young Women in our ward adore Alex. Last Sunday they combined with the Relief Society for class and Alex was passed all around the girls. He is quite the little chick magnet. This picture is from the Pinewood Derby a couple months ago. I didn't hold him the entire time. He is such a little flirt!

All Played Out

This picture is a couple months old but it just cracks me up. If the boys aren't tired enough when I put them to bed they will be sneaky and play for a couple hours. I don't mind as long as they are quiet and stay in their room. One night they played forever and I thought they would never go to bed....then I found this. They are so sweet and best buds. Even Jasper was exhausted from the playing.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Whoopsie Daisey

So, I may have even forgotten that I have a blog with how bad I've been lately. You know when you get to that point when you are so far behind on posts that you don't even want to blog? That is me. I still have a trip to Washington to blog about, Easter, yada yada yada.

I have a good excuse for being a slacker though. I had to get my appendix out three weeks ago. It was very last minute and threw us for a loop. I had a harder time with the recovery than I thought I would (it hurt!!! I may do a whole post about it...idk). I am so grateful to my wonderful friends who helped with the boys, made me food, and in general relieved lots of stress.

I am also beyond grateful for my Mom and sister, Jennie, who dropped everything and came for a few days to help out. We mostly just hung out on the couch (I wasn't the greatest hostess), but it was so fun to visit! I still can't lift more than 20 lbs which has been close to impossible with three little boys.

In other news.....It is summer vacation! Adam's last day of school was Friday. It has been in the 70's and perfect everyday. I love me some summer! Last Saturday I had a garage sale with Tamara and Joy. It was SLOOOOW and we didn't sell to much, so we are going for attempt numero dos in a couple weeks. It feels so good to get rid of junk. I sold our dining room table that we had gotten for free years ago, which means that hopefully we can get a new one soon. (hint hint Mario)

I promise to catch up on some random posts soon. I know it seems silly to go back so far and play catch up, but I really want to have this blog as a family journal. If you get bored reading it....whoopsie daisey!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

H is for Hen

It is mid May and our Co-op Preschool is still going strong. Tyler, who will be 3 this summer, has learned so much this school year. He can now trace his name and recognize it. He can also trace and recognize several of the letters and numbers. He can sing along to the alphabet but can't quite do it on his own yet. He can also count to 12 and knows all the colors. He is even starting to color in the lines and cut with scissors.

These pictures are from when we learned the letter H. I told them the story of "The Little Red Hen" and then we made cornbread and learned about helping. It has been so fun to be a part of his education.


I am so far behind on my blogging. I have our trip to Washington to blog and lots of little adventures at home. Sometimes when I am behind I just don't blog because I feel it has to be a huge catch-up session. So, I am going to skip everything for now and go back later. I know, totally living on the edge! So here are some random thoughts for today:

-Yesterday Amy and her adorable family came to visit for a couple hours on their way down to California. I love living off of I-5! It was so great to see her. I hadn't realized quite how much I had missed my bestie!
-The weather has been lovely, which is wonderful, but it also means that today I HAVE TO get our yard in order. I hate being THOSE neighbors.
-Our vegetable garden is doing awesome so far!
-I made homemade chicken broth for the first time last night. It reminded me of Thanksgiving night cousin sleepovers. TURKEY SPRAY!!
-I think Good Luck Charlie on the Disney Chanel is my favorite show. This is either a testament to how lame I am or how bad The Office has been lately.
-Alex is going to be walking any day now. He will stand up in the middle of a room but will laugh and sit down if you look at him.
-Tyler has been SUPER clingy. He will be 3 in a couple months and is way to old for me to hold all day.
-Adam is reading like a pro. It is so exciting! I hope he keeps this love of reading.

Now I am just procrastinating doing the housework and then the yard work. Peace!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Exhausted Much?

One morning Alex decided to wake up at about 4am and roll around in our bed wide awake trying to play for hours. I was so tired that I just laid in bed half asleep trying to make sure he didn't fall off the side. Finally at 7:30am Mario got up and put Alex in the excersaucer while he got ready for work. Low and behold this is what he found when he got out of the shower. Seriously kid?! Sometimes all I can do is laugh at the joke that motherhood can be sometimes.

Brotherly Haircuts

A couple weeks ago I went to go buy soil and plants for our vegetable garden with Tamara. I came home to see three cute little boys with freshly cut hair. Mario had done it without telling me, which was really nice, but I was so sad to miss Alex's first haircut. Oh well! I got out of sweeping up hair. He didn't take any pictures so I only have an after shot. But how cute are they? I love my boys!